rai·​sin | \ ˈrā-zᵊn How to pronounce raisin (audio) \

Definition of raisin

: a grape of any of several varieties that has been dried in the sun or by artificial heat

Examples of raisin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this amps up the flavor profile of the former in a welcome way, with strong notes of berries, raisin and spice that shine through from start to finish. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2022 Round out your next grain bowl with tahini-ranch dressing, an impossibly creamy vegan miso-hemp dressing, or the golden raisin pesto that stole our hearts. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 12 July 2022 Finally, the Madeira has an interesting orangish hue and familiar notes of raisin, fig, spice and cream that arise from this type of cask finish. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 17 July 2022 Notes of raisin, nutmeg, cinnamon give this rich, cask-strength rum a beautiful long finish that will convert even the most staunch whiskey sipper. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 14 July 2022 Add a driver with a raisin, olive, or chocolate chip, whatever goes best with your filling. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 13 July 2022 In particular, raisin, date, fig and prune, along with milk chocolate, marzipan, coffee, honey, orange marmalade. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 5 May 2022 The result is a flavorful, fruit-forward whiskey that features notes of stone fruit and dried dark fruit of fig, raisin and prune. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 7 July 2022 This was the standout of the collection, bringing Lagavulin’s familiar peaty notes to another level with flavors like blueberry, molasses, caramel on the palate and fig, raisin and cherry on the nose. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 22 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of raisin

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raisin

Middle English, from Anglo-French, grape, raisin, from Latin racemus cluster of grapes or berries — more at raceme

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“Raisin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raisin. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for raisin


rai·​sin | \ ˈrā-zᵊn How to pronounce raisin (audio) \

Kids Definition of raisin

: a sweet dried grape used for food

Raisin geographical name

Rai·​sin | \ ˈrā-zᵊn How to pronounce Raisin (audio) \

Definition of Raisin

river about 115 miles (185 kilometers) long in southeastern Michigan flowing into Lake Erie

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